Painting clay pot ~From my craft’s cornerΒ 

Do you have those days when you don’t feel like doing anything at all? 

I have those days too. While sitting at home idle one day,  I was staring at my showcase for no reason. My eyes struck to this old boring round shaped pot, I kept quite sometime ago. Then I rolled around my eyes to the lower section of my showcase which I made my craft’s supply corner. I saw the colours.  My favorite set of acrylic colours. And I couldn’t take the comfort of my recliner anymore. I jumped and bring the clay pot, colours and brushes together on the floor.

And I turned this πŸ‘‡

To this πŸ‘‡

Materials required-

  1. A clay pot
  2. Acrylic colours 
  3. Paint brushes
  4. A bottle cap
  5. Decorative lace
  6. Item you want to keep in it to decorate your centre table. 

Though I am a colourful person, I love colours, but everyone has a black and white side in them. This time I wanted to keep that as my theme. Only black and white.

Step 1- Take the pot and using your widest brush, paint it white. 

Step 2 – take the black colour, your favorite brush and apply the strokes or pattern you like. 

Step 3- take your favourite black coloured lace and paste it around the neck of the pot. 

Your Decorative centre piece is almost ready. 

Step 4- take a plastic wide mouth bottle cap of any colour and paint it black. 

It is the base stand for the pot. Stick the painted pot on the open side of the black cap.

Now its time to decorate your centre table piece. I would prefer artificial beautiful white flowers which I certainly didn’t have. 

I filled the pot with colourful thermocol balls and kept some artificial flower buds that I had in one of my flower pots. 

This white rose tiara really goes well with it for decorations and photography.

That’s how my centre piece looks like πŸ™‚ 

Off coloured picture as per my theme.

That’s it for today’s post people. 

Hope you like it. Be creative and be limitless. 

Much love

Riya

Christmas wreath ~ from my craft’s corner

One day to go.. Isn’t that feeling amazing? It has always been for whatsoever you are counting your days and it will always be because the child inside us never dies however busy we might be in our lives. We keep on counting days specially for the holidays to come.

In India, we don’t call it holidays / winter holidays because we don’t get one. Just one day i.e. 25th of December. But this year Christmas surprised us by falling on a Monday that makes a long weekend. Yay holidays.

Spending time at home is my favorite thing to do and when it’s festive it a plus 1. While being busy recording and editing my bunny boos music video on last Christmas, I quickly made an easy Christmas wreath for my door. Oops! did I mention, he is a guitarist by passion and running an YouTube channel by his name Ankit Pahuja. Wanna make me happy? Check out his channel. πŸ˜πŸ‘‡

Fingerstyle guitarist – Ankit Pahuja

Now let’s begin today’s DIY which is again a very easy one as I frankly didn’t have much time with me.

Materials required

  1. Cardboard
  2. Ribbon
  3. Paper cutter
  4. Plastic bottle
  5. Half cut pearls, plastic flowers and pearl strips
  6. Bells and balls
  7. Thin ribbon
  8. Glue gun
  9. White glue
  10. Acrylic colour and brush

Take a card board

Take two different sized bowl/plate and make consecutive circles.

Now cut the circular strip.

Apply white glue on the cardboard circle.

Start rolling the red ribbon around it.

Complete the process till everything is covered neatly.

Keep it aside. Take a waste plastic bottle and randomly cut leaf shaped pieces out of it.

Colour them green and leave to dry.

Now take the circular wreath and paste 3 plastic flowers on it. And arrange and paste the leaves using a hot glue.

Later I added half cut pearls in the middle of the flowers.

Take two bells and a ball (I used ready made ones, you may make your own as well) and paste them on the top of the wreath keeping the floral section at its north-east.

Decorate the rest part with pearl strips or decorative stones or buttons.

Make a cute paper bow and stick it on the top of the bells to hide the glued section.

Now making the hang. Take a gift decorating ribbon. And paste it on the back of the wreath making a loop to hang. Curl the ribbon using scissors.

And your simple yet elegant door decor for Christmas is ready.

I hanged it on my main door on a command hook.

Closer look after a day of hanging πŸ™‚

Hope you like my today’s DIY/craft activity. You may contact me on my Facebook page – Riya’s own space Facebook page

Merry Christmas everyone. πŸŽ„πŸŽ€

Much love

Riya

Mini snowman DIY/Christmas decor ~ From my craft’s corner

Hey everyone, I had been super busy with my boring schedule and my Christmas feeling was almost dying unlike every year. But to my surprise, my hubby boo brought me a good size Christmas tree yesterday to bring back my enthusiasm, may be πŸ˜€. He knows me well I must say. I jumped with joy because I get to decorate a Christmas tree all by myself for the very first time.

To give a snowy touch, to complete my Christmas decor, I made a little snow land area πŸ’­ and made 2 very cute snow man sitting on them.

Aren’t they just super cute?

To make one yours, you just need 5 minutes of your time and a little creativity ☺️ Let’s start πŸ‘‡

Materials required

  1. A pair of white socks
  2. Rice
  3. Rubber band
  4. Red ribbon
  5. Scissors
  6. Ear studs, buttons

Take a white sock and cut the top portion.

Then cut the sock into half with two open ends.

Using a rubber band, secure and tie one end.

Turn the sock inside out like this πŸ‘‡

Now fill it with rice completely.

Tie and secure the other end with a rubber band.

Now, using your fingers assume the space for making the neck and tie a rubber band.

Your base model is ready. Now take another piece of the same sock and tie one end with rubber band to make the cap.

Your cap is ready to be worn by the little snowman.

Take the red ribbon and tie on the cap and make muffler at the neck.

Now take your ear studs and stuck them to make eyes, mouth and buttons ☺️

Tadaaa. Your very own super cute snowman is ready.

The mini Christmas tree is made with just paper. Let me know if you want to learn making one. πŸ™‚

That’s my recliner before I set the snow land πŸ˜‚

And finally when I was done decorating my tree I made a cute snow land for these Lil bees. My husband is calling them ‘Santa-banta’ (very famous Indian characters used for jokes) πŸ˜‚

Glimpses from my Christmas decor.

Do try making this easy-peasy craft at your home. Kids would love making them, I am sure.

Or if you want a ready made one for yourself, kindly contact me on my Facebook page.

Happy crafting ☺️

Much love,

Riya

Christmas tree cards:Part 2 ~From my craft’s corner

Hey people, I am back with second day of Christmas craft. In my first part, I made two very easy peasy Christmas card ideas and today, I am going to make another very pretty Christmas tree card which can be used as a wall decor or as a wishing card for your loved ones.

I love vibrant colours and I just love Christmas but that really doesn’t mean Christmas has to be everything red, green and white or it has to be? πŸ˜€ Well it completely depends on one’s personal perception of seeing things. Christmas tree is green, snow is white and Santa’s dress of course red πŸŽ…. Now that makes my first card. A perfect to go Christmas card which will bring back your winter mood πŸ™‚ I couldn’t stop myself from adopting the theme ☺️

Let’s start making one now πŸ‘‡

What we need :

  1. Origami square papers
  2. Card paper
  3. Ruler and pencil
  4. Glue stick
  5. Scissor βœ‚
  6. Some decor (stars, glitter tape, etc)

Take a square origami paper (preferably thin paper, it will be easier to make and the tree looks much prettier and lively)

My paper is one side white and one side colored. Both sides colored paper will do equally good.

Now rotate the paper and fold diagonally corner to corner like this πŸ‘‡

Now make a straight line parallel to the folded side leaving a little space.

Again rotate the paper and make straight lines starting from one end as shown keeping 1cm distance.

Now it’s time to bring your scissors. Simply cut along the vertical line up to the line we marked at first.

You will get this when you are done cutting

After you finish, unfold the paper.

Tadaa, you will get this πŸ‘‡

Reverse the paper to work in the back (white side) to keep the green as the front. Now it’s time for the glue stick. Take one strip at one time and stick to the bottom as shown carefully. You don’t want to tear a part.

Now take a strip from another side and stick it on it like this πŸ‘‡

Now continue doing the process till you reach the top. Your beautiful tree is done

Just paste a star on the top and use it as decor for your wall showcases or any wooden frames. Isn’t it just adorable already?

Now lets get into the card making.

Take a red card paper, fold into half and paste the tree on it carefully in the middle leaving some portion in the bottom.

Now it’s time for adding the sentiment. Make your own if you wish like I did here πŸ™‚ Paste the sentiment on the bottom.

Make a star using two equal yellow triangle pasting one on another like I did in my last post and paste it on top obviously.

Let’s not be boring. Decorations are a must ☺️

And our first card is ready. Fill the inner part with you blessings and feelings and make the recipient happy 😊I am sure anyone would love such a lovely greeting card.

I have made a similar tree in bright yellow color and used on a blue card with golden decorations. Few stars and a golden tape with a red star.

As I said, Christmas doesn’t have to be g-re-w ( green, red, white)

This is for those who love shine and glitter.

Saint and sinner.

Yay, my family is growing πŸ™‚

Check out my last and first post on Christmas card here if you haven’t already ☺️

Till the next time. Keep showering love and blessings. Happy winter ❄

Much love,

Riya

Christmas tree cards: part 1 ~From my craft’s corner

Heya people, it’s 23:40 hours in my clock and I am just so excited already to Welcome December πŸ˜€. December brings joy, happiness, celebration, fests, parties, holidays and loads of love with it. Hence I couldn’t wait till one more day and already in Christmas mood. Hence I am starting a series on Christmas here~ cards, trees, decorations and other funny and cute crafts.

So, let’s start the first day with 2 easy, yet beautiful Christmas Tree Cards DIY πŸ™‚

I will explain how to make these cards in easiest possible way. So stick till the end and make some for your family and friends ☺️

You can see my Christmas mood already 😁

CARD 1- pink on blue

Take an A4 colored paper and cut these dimensions out of it. Total 5 squares.

Taking each square sheet, fold them in half.

Now hold the folded side, and again fold corners in the middle like this πŸ‘‡

Do the same for all the 5 squares.

You are almost done;) Now take 24*16 cm Blue paper and fold it into half to make it the card base. Paste a star cut out on the top middle. And paste the above triangles in increasing order of their size to make a tree like this πŸ‘‡

See I told you, we are done with the first card here. Isn’t it nice? Let’s move on to the next one.

CARD 2– Green on Red

What we all need for this one are some news paper straws, colors, paint brush, glue and card paper Of course ☺️

Sorry for the messy background, I usually get this messy all the time in my craft’s corner πŸ˜‚. You don’t need these much paper straws though.

Take 2-3 straws and paint them green. Keep aside to dry.

Cut out two little equal triangle for making the star.

Take a cardboard and paint it black. And glue the yellow triangles on the top of it one over another to make the star.

Now cut the painted straws in different sizes. One little bigger than the previous one.

Now simply glue them one by one on the black cardboard in increasing order from top to bottom leaving space in between.

You can also use this structure as a Christmas decor itself☺️

Now take a red A4 size paper. Fold it in half. Draw borders using black sketch pen. I also drew some corners free handed 😊. Put some glue on the back of the tree we just made and paste on the card in the middle.

Tadaaa you are done.

Isn’t it just adorable? I personally loved it.

Time for some fun πŸ˜‚

I am so excited to add so many others to this πŸ˜€

This is it for today’s craft. Tell me if you like it.

Happy December and happy winters everybody ☺️

Much love

Riya

Cereal box turned paper/envelope holder/DIY ~From my craft’s corner

Hey peeps. It’s Sunday again and I am back with some creativity. After my successful DIY on cereal box turned desktop organizer (which I am using for months now and very happy with it), I decided to make some more useful things with the small cereal boxes lying around in my craft’s corner.

You must be thinking how much cereals do we eat πŸ˜€ My husband is a chocos fan and me..ya.. Okay.. not much, but it works like charm when you have nothing else for breakfast πŸ˜‰ Hence my favorite flavors come in small packets. So this time I used two of them and turned them into a table top envelope( or any sort of paper) holder.

So let’s begin with what materials we require.

  • Cereal boxes of course.
  • 3 cardboard pieces
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wrapping paper
  • Craft glue
  • Pair of scissors
  • Paper cutter
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Hand made paper , heart stamp pearl strip( for decoration)
  • Washy tape
  • Cloth clip

Step 1-

Cut the upper portion of both the boxes and stick them together using glue gun like this.

Step 2-

Measure equal length from top diagonally to a certain point( up to how much height you want from bottom) and mark using a marker in both the sides like this πŸ‘‡

Join the marked points in the sides too as a guide to cut along.

Step 3-

Cut along the guided line in all the four sides leaving the middle one.

Step 4-

For extra support and durability, I attached 3 pieces of cardboard in bottom, back and front

Cut the cardboards in the measurements of the boxes and paste them using hot glue gun. Clip some clips so that the glue holds in place.

Step 5-

Using wrapping cello tape, I taped all the side edges to make it more secure.

Step 6-

Now comes the cleanest part. To wrap the whole box. Wrap it in the manner that suits you. I placed the box on a big paper and marked all the sides with extra 1inch to fold inside. Then cut the paper along the edges and stick them neatly with craft glue.

Step 7-

I first thought of cutting the middle part as marked, but then I thought It can be used as a holder (to hold the organizer with your fingers). Hence didn’t cut it, but gave it a beautiful shape.

It turned out as an angel fish. Hence, made eyes, body and water using marker.

Decorated the top with a half pearl strip. Also covered the corners using a matching tape.

And tadaaa, your envelope holder is ready to use.

Step 8-

To give it a more presentable look, I pasted a handmade paper sheet in the front. And cut out some hearts using a heart stamp from the same paper.

And paste them like this. πŸ‘‡

This is the final look of what we were making. πŸ™‚

Now transfer all your papers lying here and there in your house to this and they are all organized at one place. Easy to find and segregate.

Keep it on your most handy table and everyone in the house can use it easily.

So this was it for today’s craft activity. I will see you guys next time. Till then let me know if you like it or not.

Happy crafting πŸ™‚

Much love,

Riya

Dressing table organizer/ DIY /cardboard craft~ from my craft’s corner

Hey you creative people. Its been long that we have talked about something creative and fun as well. So here I am today sharing one easy(read lengthy) DIY with you all. So hello everyone from Riya’ craft’s corner πŸ™‚

Last time I posted a cereal box turned desktop organizer DIY I got so much of love from you all,I decided to do a bigger project but on a minimal budget again.

I had my dressing table all messed up with bottles and tubes lying everywhere on a tray making it dirty and messy. So yesterday I made one “cardboard desktop organizer” which will keep all my stuff at places and organized and at the same time it will give my dressing area a beautiful look too so that we can get ready beautifully every morning πŸ™‚

Before we start, let me tell you that it took me the whole day (with lunch, dinner, leisure breaks ofcourse) to complete this project. So lets get started.

I have these cardboard boxes from online shopping lying around in my store room. So i cut off one of them this time.

I just used the cardboard flaps. Those were enough for this organizer.

Step 1 –

Materials required :-

  1. Cardboard pieces (like ofcourse πŸ˜‰ )
  2. Covering coloured paper (I used this cute Christmas theme green and white wrapping paper)
  3. Ruler
  4. Paper cutter/knife
  5. Glue gun and glue sticks
  6. Liquid glue
  7. Pair of scissors
  8. A paint brush (for evenly distributing the glue over cardboard for pasting paper)
  9. Decorative washy tape rolls
  10. Decorative fabric lace and plastic flowers (from school craft supplies :D)

PS- Ignore the quilling stips in the above picture, I didnt use them :/

Step 2-

Cutting the cardboard pieces into desired dimensions.

I am keeping the 5 pieces of drawer separately till I use them to not get mixed with the rest.

Tell me if the image is not clear. I will upload the dimensions seperately.

Step 3-

Wrapping the pieces. Wrap the pieces with wrapping paper from both the sides using liquid glue. Use the technique that suits you best.

Believe me guys(girls :)), this is the lengthiest step. You need to have patience if you are doing it alone like I did 😦 though after you finish, they look so cute πŸ™‚

Step 4 –

Start joining the parts to make the base using hot glue gun.

PS – be extra cautious while using hot glue if you are not habituated yet. I burnt myself a little 😦

Here my drawer and the base model is ready.

Step 5-

Making the knob for the drawer.

I have taken 2 plastic flowers of blue and green colour and glued them together.

Then attach it to the drawer front again using hot glue gun.

Step 6-

Gluing and attaching the other partitions carefully.

Bulkhead is the one on the right up. You need to slide it over the drawer section. And the 5*11 is the small one above it placed horizontally.

Step 7-

Decorate the front parts with fabric laces. And give a finishing touch by sticking washy tapes at the back edges of the frame to make it more durable and look clean.

And your brand new handmade table organizer is ready to be used. πŸ˜€

Step 6-

Place it on your dressing table and put all your stuff systematically as you like.

One set

Another set

You can use the drawer to keep your hair accessories, bracelets or whatever you want to.

Isn’t it cute and neat?

So this is it for today’s activity peeps. Hope you all liked my today’s DIY project. And if you like it, you surely going to make one for yourself. And if you do, don’t forget to share with me on my facebook page.

Also don’t forget to leave your feedback in the comment below:)

Until next time.

Much love

Riya

Cereal box turned Desktop organizer – from my craft’s corner

An easy DIY to do at zero cost which will keep your table top neat and organized.

Isn’t it nice and compact?

I am using it to store my craft supplies like quilling tools, paper strips, glue bottles/sticks /scissor, pen, pencil, ruler etc.

All you need to make this beautiful organizer are-

  • Empty cereal/corn flakes boxes (3)
  • Gift wrapping paper
  • Black tape
  • Scissor /paper cutter
  • Glue

First of all take 3 equal size cereal box and align them together. Like this

Cut top cover part of all the boxes

Then glue the three boxes vertically and tape them horizontally make it more durable.

Measure a certain length from the bottom of front side and mark using a pen. Do the same thing on other side of the box (only front part) and join the two points making a straight line parallel to the bottom (horizontal line)

This will make the front.

Now tilt the organizer and take the marked point and join it with the upper point through a slanting straight line like this.

Now cut along this slant using paper cutter or scissor. Do this for the whole box. You will get this

I have taped the joined edges to be more stable to handle for the time being.. Your DIY desktop organizer model is ready.

Now wrap the whole box using gift wrapping paper and glue.

I have taped all the edges with black durable tape. It gives a nice and clean look too to the organizer.

Lastly take two equal cardboard sheets (using the ones we cutted out at the starting from the boxes) and wrap them using the same wrapping paper. And tape them on one edge. [measurement for these will be the width of the first cereal box.

Paste them like this to make 3 compartments.

Your brand new durable desktop organizer from waste material is ready. Fill it up with all the materials that were messing up your study /work/craft table.

Last compartment is big enough to hold small books also.

I hope you like my work. Tell me in the comments how you feel about this. :=)

Happy crafting

Much love,

Riya

Yarned bottles ~ from my craft’s corner

To make a home decor at home is a zero cost deal. And trust me they look pretty as well.

For this DIY all you need is~

  • empty glass bottles. Like beer or wine bottle, milk shake bottles, ketchup or vinegar bottle etc.
  • Colorful yarn that lay around at home
  • Glue and scissors
  • Decorative items like stones, pearls buttons or anything of your choice.

I have made three such home decor using glass bottles which look really pretty in my showcase.

Used blue yarn over a beer bottle. And decorated with thermocol balls and buttons. Also used the decor as flower vase (handmade paper flowers)

Love to photograph my creations πŸ™‚

Two different colored yarn wrapped over a beer bottle. Decorated with quilled paper flower and Coils

One for me, one for my MIL πŸ™‚

  • Latest addition to the collection is this small milk shake bottle with double colored yarn and buttons. Simple and cute.

    My purple family πŸ’œ

    Hope you guys liked this idea of home decor as I find it really pretty and affordable as gift item. People like it more when you spend some time and creativity on their gift.

    Much love

    Riya